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Old 11-08-2006, 09:58 PM   #1
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Are tools only made for men's hands?


I am convinced that when companies make power tools they have men's hands in mind. (Men's hands are usually bigger than women's).

I am having a hard time handling my power drill.
I always have to use the auxilliary handle.

The companies should note that there are some "yummy mummies" that like to use power drills once in a while.

I am 5 foot 2 inches and 105 lbs.
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:17 PM   #2
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I am 5 foot 2 inches and 105 lbs.
When you're 5'2" and 105, not much is going to fit you well.

You're certainly not proposing that tool companies many tiny tools for your size, are you? You'd never be able to afford them. They make tools for the average tool user. You are well outside of that profile. Sorry about your luck. Muddle through, as you have.
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:23 PM   #3
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Yes I will "muddle" through.

I am not suggesting that they make them "tiny" for smaller hands,
but you do have to admit that consideration is not given to women when making the tools as construction work is not traditionally thought of as women doing it.
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:48 AM   #4
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It isn't personal. The "average" size of guy working in America is 170lbs and 5-10 inches tall, if I remember the statstic...and they are not going to change the height anytime soon, but the weight average will go up 10 pounds or so (we are getting fatter).

I wouldn't know what brands of drills (or any tools) may fit your hand better, you would have to go to a home center and see if any of them "feel" better to you.

If it makes you feel any better, tool companies rarely make any provision for left handed people!
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:27 AM   #5
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some tool (non power )are made for women .My wife pestered me so much I had to get her a pink tool belt that had smaller then normal hand tools hammer and such.To bad she still takes half an hour to pound in a nail (haha )
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There is a website you could go to, it is.
http://www.tomboytools.com/default.asp
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Thanks for the tomboy web site.
Great site.
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:31 AM   #8
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I'm not taking it personal.

I still am able to use the tools, but I know that if they felt better in my hand that it would make it easier for me to handle.
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:33 AM   #9
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Pink Tool Belt?

I want one of those.

Where did you get it?
My husband also wants to get me one.
(His only provision is that I wear only the tool belt when working)
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:59 AM   #10
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I got it at a local hardware store but I have seen them many places even on ebay.Oh and I had her try that to but found I wasnt getting any work done. enough of that though this is home repair site not one of those other kind
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:46 AM   #11
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Thanks, I will let him know where he can get one.

(I also plan on not letting him get any work done, with my pink tool belt only. Office work, that is, he does not do any diy projects.
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There are getting to be a lot of females in the Building Trades. Up until 8 or 10 years ago, you couldn't find safety shoes in womens sizes but now they are everywhere. My Local Union (Plumbers & Steamfitters) in Ohio was getting quite a few ladies in the apprenticeship program.
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:53 PM   #13
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Nice to hear that women are getting more into trades.
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